Dr Goldstein states that a well fabricated porcelain veneer is usually able to maintain its
color over time. However, due to the fact the veneers are bonded to natural tooth
structure which is porous, means that if the teeth under the porcelain veneers are not
well maintained, changes in the tooth structure can actually make the veneers appear
darker over time.
In order to maintain the color of porcelain veneers it is imperative that patients follow
good/excellent oral hygiene instructions. At The Goldstein Dental Center dentistry spa,
patients who have porcelain veneers visit the hygienist every three months. This isBLOG May 2014 particularly important for those with lumineers or minimal preparation veneers, as the
porcelain is very thin, making it easy for stains in the tooth structure to show through.
Although the cost of porcelain veneers is anywhere from $1000 to upwards of $4000
per tooth, it is imperative to take into consideration the following factors before choosing
your cosmetic dentist:
Experience of Dentist in placing porcelain veneers
Feel free to ask the cosmetic dentist how many years he/she has been placing
porcelain veneers, and ask to see before and after cases. This will allow you to see the
quality of work you can expect to receive for the cost of porcelain veneers you will be
The porcelain veneers are custom fabricated by a ceramist. This individual plays a
crucial part in the treatment of porcelain veneers. If you are being offered a heavily
discounted cost of porcelain veneers, be sure that the cosmetic dentist is not using an
inferior ceramist to cut costs.
Professionalism of Dental Office
The treatment of porcelain veneers can take up to four weeks to complete and following
placement it is advised to have regular cleanings and maintenance to ensure the health
of the teeth. Chose a cosmetic dentist that takes pride in his/her profession and has
instilled a professional work ethic in his/her office, this will ensure a pleasant experience
with your porcelain veneer treatment .